UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
Opening: Friday, 3 March 2017, at 19:00
Reinald Nohal and Daniela von Arnim do not collect artworks. They collect artists. Berlin-Klondyke is a tribute to the encounters, gatherings, exchange and to all the invisible strings artmaking threads among us. Each exhibited work is at once autonomous and a souvenir - embodied memory of when the artist’s path crossed with Reinald and Daniela’s. And there were plenty of opportunities for paths to cross - the collection is the result of Reinald and Daniela’s 'double life', split between cosmopolitan Berlin and the wild North of Yukon, Canada.
The exhibition presents selected works from Berlin-Klondyke collection, which brings together more than 120 artists; from Columbia to Georgia, from Korea and Australia to the US and Canada, from southern Europe to Scandinavia. All artists have at one time lived in Berlin, since the start in 1995 some of them attended the residency programme in Dawson City (Klondike region, Canada), where the first exhibition also took place, while others joined the traveling exhibition during the stops in Los Angeles, German regions and cities of Pfaffenhofen, Leipzig and Berlin and Gmunden in Austria.
The character of the collection is eccentric and as such akin to the eccentric characters of the symbolic owners - the artists remain the official owners of their works. Reinald Nohal, originally from Vienna and educated as an architect, was the long-time owner of the famous Berlin restaurants Exil and Paris Bar. In Dawson City, Canada he single-handedly designed and built his Dawson City Bunkhouse Hotel. He designed and built subway station entrances on the Greek island of Syros and in Dawson City, as part of German artist Martin Kippenberger’s Imaginary World Wide Subway System. He is a Canadian citizen. Daniela von Arnim comes from a background of working for a reputable German gallery. She later worked as an assistant to the CEO of Music-Delight television production company and as production manager.
Artists: Rikke Aamann, Axel Anklam, Thomas Arnolds, Unni Askeland, Herbert Basilewski, Alexandra Baumgartner, Olivia Berckemeyer, Michael Biber, Armin Boehm, Emmanuel Bornstein, Fritz Bornstück, Madeleine Boschan, Clara Brörmann, Günter Brus, Patricia Bucher, Joanna Buchowska, Jessica Buhlmann, Peter Chevalier, Stefan Draschan, Thomas Draschan, Sven Drühl, Emanuel Eckl, Christian Eisenberger, Haddasah Emmerich, Carola Ernst, Wolfgang Flad, Tine Furler, Andrew Gilbert, Joao Gomes Gago, Gotscha Gozalishvili, Christian Grillitsch, Axel Heil, Thomas Helbig, Secundino Hernandez, Matthias Hesselbacher, Andreas Höhne, Andy Hope 1930, Thomas Hornemann, Franziska Hufnagel, Marcel Hüppauff, Kahee Jeong, Klaus Jörres, Isabel Kerkermeier, Kanta Kimura, Henning Kles, Peter K. Koch, Peter Krauskopf, Ludwig Kreutzer, Henry Lee, Robert Lucander, René Luckhardt, Nikolai Makarov, Stefan Mannel, Otto Mecky, Jonathan Meese, Dieter Meier, Jan Muche, Martin Neumaier, Rainer Neumeier, Reinald Nohal, Jurgen Ostarhild, Aribert von Ostrowski, Lea Asja Pagenkemper, Stamati Papazoglou, Manfred Peckl, Hans Petri, Katrin Plavcak, Kerstin Podbiel, Luisa Pohlmann, David Quadrini, Pat Rosenmeier, Dieter Roth, Yvoone Roth, Katrin Rother, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Benja Sachau, Adam Saks, Martin Schmid, Gunna Schmidt, Hank Schmidt in der Beek, Thomas Schroeren, Fabian Schubert, Leon Schultze, Phillip Schwalb, Markus Selg, Bettina Sellmann, Marcus Sendlinger, Judith Sönnicken, Jonny Star, Zsu Szabo, Agnieszka Szostek, Willi Tomes, Klaus-Martin Treder, Daniela Trixl, Henry Vincent, Felix Weber, Hans Weigand, Caroline Weihrauch, Bettina Weiß, Claudio Wichert, Thomas Winkler, Wolf Wondratschek, Dominic Wood, Ulrich Wulff, Philipp Zaiser, Ralf Ziervogel, Thomas Zipp